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Niue Development Cooperation Factsheet

May 2023

Estimated Australian ODA: 2023-24: $4 mil
Gross National Income Per Capita: USD14,546 (2017)
Population: 1,862 (2019)

Australian ODA 2020-21 Actual ($m)* 2022-23 Estimated Outcome ($m)* 2023-24 Budget Estimate ($m)*
Country Programs 1.8 1.8 1.9
Regional 1.5 2.0 2.1
Global 0.3 0.2 -
Other Government Departments - - -
Total Aust. ODA to AMB 3.6 4.0 4.0
Percentage total Aust. ODA 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%

*Due to rounding, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items in totals.

Australian ODA to Niue and Tokelau by Sector Group 2023-24 Budget Estimate. 0% Economic Infrastructure and Services. 33% Agriculture, Trade and Other Production Sectors. 36% Governance. 12% Education. 0% Health. 0% Humanitarian. 19% Multisector and General Development Support.

Australia is proud to be supporting Niue to achieve its goal of building a stable, broad-based economy.

Australia's development partnership with Niue supports health, education, and waste management sectors. Australia is partnering with Niue on critical new water infrastructure to ensure the people of Niue have access to safe drinking water.

Strategic direction

Following the opening of Australia's High Commission in Alofi in 2020, Australia has transitioned to the direct management of its Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) partnership with Niue.

Niue also benefits from a range of regional and global initiatives funded by Australia, including the University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Education Quality and Assessment Program (EQAP) of the Pacific Community. Australian funding to multilateral partners, such as WHO and UNICEF have helped support the health sector and COVID-19 response.

Australia's development assistance in Niue is targeted towards health (SDG 3), education (SDG 4), water and sanitation (SDG 6), waste management (SDG 12), and effective governance (SDG 16).

Program highlights

  • Australia sits on the Board of the Niue International Trust Fund (NITF) and has contributed over AUD 8.7 million to the fund since it was established in 2006 – underscoring our commitment to Niue's economic development, independence and resilience.
  • Australia has supported Niuean scholars to study in the region through Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships (27 offered since 2003).
  • Australia runs an annual Direct Aid Program (up to AUD $25,000 per year) to support community organisations in Niue.
  • Australia co-funded the construction of Niue's Primary School with New Zealand.
  • Australia supported construction of a recycling centre to improve waste management in Niue.
  • Our support has delivered a new satellite dish, extending media coverage across Niue and increasing access to Australian content.


Priority Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Development Goal 3, Good Health and Wellbeing.
Sustainable Development Goal 4, Quality Education. 
Sustainable Development Goal 6, Clean Water and Sanitation.
Sustainable Development Goal 12, Responsible Production and Consumption. 
Sustainable Development Goal 16, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.
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